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at the american geophysical union meeting in san francisco that the rover has uncovered hints of clay mirals. they're important because they hold clues about the martian climate and should help scientists figure out if surface conditions could've been favorable for life. >>> the use of drones in war zones has stirred global debate. now an east bay law enforcement agency is drawing fire for its plan to launch a drone in their community. >> we should not be rushing headlong into buying a drone before the safeguards are in place, before the county has decided it should get a drone. >> american civil liberties union spoke out against the drone plan today just before the alameda county board of supervisors took up the issue. the sheriff hopes to buy an unmanned aerial system or drone using a state grant. it has hd video and infrared capabilities. the sheriff says it would be used ford sent and rescue, natural disaster response and to pursue suspects. the aclish says it's worried about the big brother effect. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff, impose written enforceable safeguar
been shut down by a strike for days could be closer to re-opening. union workers and ship-owners are meeting with a federal mediator. the walkout by 800 office clerical workers started november 27th against shipping lines and terminal owners. the office workers have been without a contract since june of 2010. they were joined on the picket lines in l.a. and long beach by dockworkers and truckers, bringing business to a standstill at those ports. shipping companies say the employees have been offered job security, along with generous wage and pension increases. workers contend their jobs are being shipped overseas. "we're not asking for money, we are asking for jobs, and most peopls are saying you are being greedy. no, that's not the whole point." the mayor of l.a. says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars per week. avoiding the fiscal cliff is coming down to taxes. president obama told bloomberg tv yesterday he is willing to be flexible, but there will be no deal unless republicans agree to raise income tax rates on the top 2% of wage earners in ame
this. this is in bell fast where the city council voted to stop displaying the union flag. loyalists were upset about it. about 1,000 of them tried to storm the city council building. >> it must have been a highly contested issue to have almost a split vote within the city council as it was. people must have been paying close attention and then to have this much violence is shocking. >> city council members were saying this is not the image. police are saying we could have shut the city down but did not expect this type of reaction. and who would to a city council decision? >>> if you are watching the show right now with your laptop or tablet in hand -- >> we have video to go. >> no need to change the channel. just head to rightthisminute.com. >> there you will find an extra video for all you multi tke. click on best of watch. >> when you are done we'll see you right back here. >>> and still to come dad breaks some heartbreaking news to his son. >> here comes the tears. his face so sad. the dad is trying to console him. >> are you okay? >> find out what made this little boy burst int
and their jobs would go overseas. but they are denying that. the union reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on in the next couple of days. it's expected to pass. >>> 7:39. a lot of rain this morning. grab an umbrella and drive careful. tara, you are seeing a lot of flooded roads. >> that's right. we have a lot of, you know, one to tree feet of water -- to three feet of water. paul avenue southbound, we've had an issthere. 580 westbound at the lakeport avenue. right now we're going to take a live look at the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll camera is down. you can see all of these folks here trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a lot of backup on the east shore freeway. you can see definitely slow going and these are rain- slicked roads. up next, let's take a look at the maps. you can see we have quite a bit of congestion. westbound as well as 680 southbound and then this is really -- this has been like this all morning long, stretching from vallejo down on through the bridge. you can see that we have a lot of gridlock. down at the south bay, at the 28
for the sheriff's office after an objection from the american civil liberties union. records obtain bid the aclu of northern california show sheriff greg ahon received bids for the drone back in august with the stated purpose of intelligence gathering and surveillance. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff impose written and personal safeguards and mechanisming to prevent public abuses. >> to think we would go an use an unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: ahern says the surveillance would be used primarily for search and rescue. a vote is now expected early next year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hop
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